US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew

1953 FILE PHOTO - "Shot Grable", the first and only test of the Atomic Cannon using a live 280mm nuclear artillery shell which took place at the Nevada Test Site in 1953, as photographed by a member of the United States Air Force's Lookout Mountain 1352d Photographic Squadron.

From Quartz:

US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew

When the US used nuclear weapons during World War II, bombing the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, conservative estimates suggest 250,000 people died in immediate aftermath. Even those horrified by the bombing didn’t realize that the US would deploy similar weapons against its own people, accidentally, and on a comparable scale.

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